Inner Demons Revealed

our souls are consumed by demons lurking in the darkest shadows

Most of us have inner demons; dark memories and disturbing elements of our psyche that come to disturb us when we least expect them.  These inner demons may be awakened by the smallest trigger; a word, a phrase, people, places, things….  Some of us may have a dangerous streak which haunts us when the moon is high and the night is quiet and still.  Some of us may even welcome these inner demons and the changes they make to how we think, what we say, how we feel, how we act and react to the world around us.

Some like that other people feel as though they are always walking on eggshells around them ~ and some even enjoy the control the darker side of their psyche can have over those closest to them.  Those very disturbed people oft may practice psychological domination, emotional blackmail, emotional incest, gaslighting, stalking, mental abuse, or even physical abuse.  These people are especially dangerous to those closest to them as they are usually Jekyll and Hyde characters ~ kind and charming one moment, then turning instantly into a monster.

There are some behaviours and character traits those with dark, deep, and destructive inner demons are very likely to display to an extreme; alcohol abuse, amnesia, anger, cruelty, drug abuse, gambling, generosity, impulsiveness, jealousy, judging, manipulative, mood swings, narcissism, neediness, perfectionism, promiscuity, porn addiction, sexual deviancy, splitting, and having a very high level of intelligence.

Trust me, I know.  From time to time I have known all of those psychological traits.  BPD can do that to you.

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.  ~  Aristotle

The tragedy of it is that; not only do those with deep inner demons themselves suffer, all of those around them suffer too.  From time to time, everything I have listed above has been described as a disease or illness when in its extreme forms ~ the thing is, these things are also called family diseases.

Ergo, there are two sides to the pain and suffering caused by inner demons; they will harm you, and everyone around you.  For the sufferer; they first have to recognise, accept, and admit that they are sick, then they have to truly want to get better, and then they have to be prepared to go to any lengths to get well.  If you are close to someone who displays their inner demons, and hurts you because of them ~ well then maybe the very best thing you can do is just walk away.  If the person who has been tormenting and torturing you is genuinely trying to get well, and has stopped hurting you and others, then just perhaps you could stick around and try to help them.

I know that I cannot defeat my inner demons by running from them, nor can I defeat the darkness in my soul by hiding it away.  In order to defeat the werewolf within I must first bring it into the light.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

inner demons shy away from the light of day

 

 

13 responses

  1. Great post. I can relate to everything you have written. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. […] in the past, to rest and ready myself to soon begin again.  In the past my life has been ruled by inner demons which were probably inculcated in me before I was seven years of age.  Those inner demons […]

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  3. Inner demon? Sounds like PTSD is a demonic curse then! Also, good use of links. Could you tell us some more on your experience with BPD sometimes? I’ve recently been diagnosed with PTSD and I’d really like to know how others experience conditions that are relative to it and how similar yet different we all are in regards to dealing with our traumas. I am thankful for the vulnerability shown in your post! It greatly addresses the topic.

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    1. I sometimes think that all personality disorders are demonic curses that tear us apart.
      From what I know PTSD can create many of the same symptoms and personality traits as Borderline Personality Disorder ~ and that PTSD can trigger BPD. But then, I’m not a psychiatrist or therapist. I do know that BPD is misdiagnosed all the time.
      I will write more of what I know about BPD, from my own experiences.

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      1. Oooh~
        ^^ great! Can’t wait to see through your eye-lenses!

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        1. It’s pretty scary in there. ❤

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  4. This post really touched me. I’ve been at that point where I’ve had to walk away from past partners because their inner demons were such that it impacted the relationship making it toxic. I’ve also had to tackle my own demons for fear of impacting those around me. Just as a curious question, what inspired you to write this particular post? 🙂 Again, well done, my friend. I really enjoyed reading it! xx

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    1. Thank you sweetheart. ❤ ❤
      I am rebalancing myself and all that I am, and my inner demons seem to be a big part of what I need to deal with ~ if I am ever going to become the steadfast and true guy I would like to be. I need to be.
      Seems like we both speak the truth, straight from the heart. ❤

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      1. Absolutely! That’s so admirable of you to put it all out there in such a beautiful and poetic way. ❤ I'm proud of you and your posts always make me smile. Working on yourself is no easy feat, but day by day… step by step… we'll get there. 🙂 Sending you lots of love! *BIG HUGS*!

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  5. People are much scarier than demons sometimes

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    1. People scare me ~ but then so do my inner demons.
      But, I’m working on that ~ whatever it takes. 😉

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      1. Great. We all should do the same… 🙂

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